Oil floats around booms and through marshlands of the Mississippi Delta on May 23, 2010.
More incredible phots from the Big Picture at Boston.com
A suspected burglar in the US had incriminating evidence written all over his face – distinct tattoos that left him easily spotted.
It would not take a super-sleuth to find 20-year-old Anthony Brandon Gonzales in a crowd.
He has been arrested on suspicion of burgling the home of an Elvis impersonator in Colorado’s Pueblo County.
A witness had told police one of the culprits had “East Side” emblazoned on his upper lip.
Gonzales – hardly a criminal mastermind – also has “13” tattooed on his chin in the shape of a goatee beard.
Both pieces of body art are said to have been visible – even though the hapless burglar had donned a mask.
Already in jail on a separate drug offence, Gonzales has now been charged over the burglary.
Sgt Eric Bravo said: “It’s hard to miss him.”
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A study of more than 700 adults showed that being overweight is associated with smaller brain volume, a factor linked with dementia.
The finding was particularly strong in those with high levels of visceral fat – fatty tissue which sits around the organs, Annals of Neurology reported.
More than 750,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia.
The researchers from Boston University School of Medicine looked at people with an average age of 60 years old, 70% of whom were women.
They measured body mass index, waist circumference and used scans to look at the amount of abdominal fat.
The results showed that as BMI increased, brain volume decreased – a finding that has been reported in other studies.
But the findings also showed a closer connection between abdominal fat and the risk of dementia.
The link between visceral fat around the central organs and smaller brain volume was independent of overall weight.
This is the moment workers tried to move a 100-year-old statue – and dropped it!
Footage of the Belgian crew’s disastrous attempt to move the monument appeared on YouTube yesterday.
The film shows the workers try to lift the stone statue from it’s plinth using a hoist
But it slips through the attached guide ropes and crashes to the ground, breaking into pieces in the process.
A BRAWNY kangaroo that has been seeking love of late has focussed his lust on the women of a Territory town.
The well-endowed macropod has been hanging around the Honeymoon Ranges in Tennant Creek recently, making every effort to woo a woman.
One resident who walks along the bike track to the Mary Ann Dam regularly said she realized she was being followed early one morning.
“I turned around and saw this big kangaroo behind me, so I hastened my steps,” she said.
“It seemed a bit odd, but I continued walking and didn’t think much about it.
“Then on the return walk he was there waiting for me,” she said.
“With his male pride on full alert, he started circling me.
“There was no doubt about what he wanted, the randy old thing.
“It was a huge kangaroo and quite intimidating.
“I yelled at him to go away, waved my hands about and let him know I wasn’t interested, but he was persistent – I’ll give him that.”
The woman said the roo bounded off when other walkers approached.
The jolly jumper made another appearance at a recent night-time speedway meeting.
Mother-of-three, Tanya Wilson, who was behind the pits, noticed he had come to check out the action.
“I thought it was strange that a kangaroo would come to such a noisy place, but I grew up around kangaroos so I went up to say hello,” she said. “There I was having a nice chat to him when I heard others calling out to me, warning me to step away.
“I didn’t take any notice of them because I didn’t think I had anything to worry about. I thought he was just a cute, friendly kangaroo.”
Tanya was oblivious to the amorous nature of the interlude, but the kangaroo’s intentions were clearly evident to other speedway fans.
“Yeah, apparently he was quite aroused,” she said.
“I’m actually glad I didn’t notice.”
There were reports a male speedway fan confronted the kangaroo but came off second best when the beast punched him in the face.